Math can be fun, even during summer vacation. It sure has been at , which announced this week the winners of its TriMathlon Day math competition.
The competition for third through fifth graders was held in conjunction with Mathnasium Learning Center’s National TriMathlon Day, created to generate excitement about math among kids. Many of the local winners will be ranked against those of other competitors nationwide.
The top three finishers in each grade all attend Smyrna elementary schools and answered questions like: A number that is the product of exactly two primes has exactly how many factors? Answer: 4
Third Grade - 1) Shail Patel; 2) Sarina Mahtani; 3) Sean Kite-Powell.
Fourth Grade - 1) Zac Nestor; 2) Isaac Fuller; 3) Adyant Khanna.
Fifth Grade - 1) Ritvik Koya; 2) Chris Drye; 3) Sean Stevens.
“Congratulations to the TriMathlon winners and all of the participants,” said Bridget Cleary, owner, Mathnasium of Smyrna. “We hope this competition was a fun and rewarding experience that continues to strengthen their passion for math.”
A total of 42 TriMathlon participants competed by completing three challenges: The Counting Game (tests student’s ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number); Magic Squares (students are awarded points for creativity in developing their own math problems); and Mental Math Workout (evaluates student’s Number Sense by asking them to solve given problems the ‘smart’ way without pencil and paper).
Third grade winner Shail Patel was awarded a perfect score and went on to compete in the National Tie-Breaker event. Smyrna’s V.B. Chari also won the third grade competition at another Mathnasium Learning Center while on vacation in California.
Mathnasium of Smyrna is located at 4454 South Cobb Drive. See here for more info.